Saarinen Tulip Side Chair


Saarinen Tulip Side Chair

$299each$1,29977% off
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High Quality Materials, 5-Year Warranty, Hand-Crafted

Our fiberglass features an eco-friendly polyethylene lacquer undercoat & finish. It meets all US federal regulations to give you peace of mind that our fiberglass is 100% consumer product safe.

Gabriel of Denmark
Gabriel of Denmark has been used for many decades by top manufacturers to upholster iconic designs of the 20th century, and for good reason. This durable, woven fabric is soft, yet offers great strength and stability, and is manufactured by Gabriel, one of Denmark's most reputable upholstery manufacturers. Featuring a hand-picked variety of Gabriel fabric mainstays from the Medley, Sodley and Fighter collections, Inmod offers choices featuring bright & bold pop tones and sleek, sophisticated grays and browns, so you can wrap your classic replica in authenticity. Rich in texture, our selection of Gabriel fabrics feature two to three tones, providing depth and a rich, plush appearance. It also has excellent resistance to fading and will hold its shape, preserving your classic for many years to come.

Vintage Tweed
Durability & stability meets vintage appeal in this plush woven synthetic blend (polyester & acrylic). Each of our Vintage Tweed fabrics are richly textured, subtly combining two to three varying colors, which together compose deep earth tones ideal for any piece and any space. Enjoy an iconic mid-century look that is soft to the touch, that won't fade, and that you'll cherish for years to come. Our Vintage Tweed collection is ideal for residential and commercial use.

New Zealand Wool Tweed
This New Zealand Wool blend has been a choice upholstery solution for designers & manufacturers of iconic original mid-century classics for many decades. This stylish wool blend offers a classic tweed vibe to give your piece a distinctly mid-century look and feel. It is gorgeous, super-soft to the touch and is textured with a subtle two-toned checkered pattern. It regulates temperature well, while still being cozy. Using a combination of premium New Zealand wool (the finest in the world) woven with just the right amount of viscose, this collection is waterproof, anti-electrostatic and stain & flame resistant, making it equally perfect for both residential and commercial use.

Danish Wool
Named after it's Scandinavian aesthetic, this tightly-woven blend combines the world's finest wool (from New Zealand) with luscious texture and commercial grade durability, and is available in a carefully selected spectrum of muted tones and pop colors. It's no wonder that this fabric has been a choice fabric option for the designers of original mid-century classics for over 50 years. With a wool content of 85%, our Danish Wool blend offers a softness to guarantee your comfort, and a nylon content of 15% provides performance-grade enhancements. This material is waterproof, flame & stain resistant and anti-electrostatic.

Kai Plush
Whether you're in the market for sophisticated neutrals or a pop of bold color, the Kai Plush upholstery is the perfect choice. Fade resistant and shape-maintaining, you can be sure that you are preserving your mid-century modern classic for many years to come. Textured weave, crafted from 100% polyester, offers subtle two-tone colors to bring out the best of your decor by bringing a contemporary twist to any iconic, classic design.

Premio Semi-Aniline Leather
Taking durability and thickness to the next level, this Italian-made leather also uses a top-grain, Brazilian hide. At thick, our Premio collection offers a heavier alternative to Migliore -- one that will withstand greater demands in everyday use. The semi-aniline dyeing process will preserve the natural beauty of this leather for years to come. Premio offers a sleek black, a bright white and two grays to fit any space.

Superiore Leather
As its name would imply, Superiore reigns supreme in terms of look, feel and durability. Superiore is a luxury Italian-made leather, uses Italian hides, and is the thicker, full-aniline "next-step-up" to our Premio collection. It is the softest of our leather offerings, yet it's also the thickest, heaviest and most durable (at 1.3mm-1.5mm thick). Dyed throughout the full thickness of the hide, in an array of colors, Superiore is an ultra-high quality leather that will stand the test of time, and hold up well against fading and wear from everyday use.

Pony Skin
Don't let the name fool you -- no ponies were harmed in the making of this beautiful standout. This is a hand-worked mixture of European cow skin (with hair) and pure aniline leather. A combination of black, white & brown hairs, each hide is a one-of-a-kind, will vary due to the unique nature and character of cowhide, and is sure to provide any mid-century classic with a distinguished beauty all its own, and a strikingly iconic look that radiates authenticity.

Saarinen Tulip Side Chair

A truly iconic mid-century design, the Saarinen Tulip Side Chair by Inmod is a high quality replica of Saarinen's original design. Stocked in a variety of popular combinations or customized to your preference, this chair is the epitome of style and function. A cast aluminum base and a molded fiberglass seat create a comfortable and sturdy place to sit while the optional cushions provide added support.
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  • Funky yet functional, retro-modern design blends comfort and style
  • High quality reproduction of Eero Saarinen's original award-winning design
  • Reinforced molded fiberglass seat shell ensures reliable strength and durability
  • Curved backrest keeps you supported
  • Choose from a variety of vibrant shell color options
  • Plush cushion wrapped in your choice of upholstery offers optimal comfort
  • Multiple upholstery colors available
  • Pedestal-style base provides a sturdy stance while maintaining the chair's minimalist look
  • Seat swivels 360 degrees for added convenience
  • Versatile design that's suitable for use as a dining chair or a side chair
  • Highly accurate reproduction


Seat Height18"
Warranty2 Year Limited Warranty
What's Included(1) Saarinen Tulip Side Chair
Shipping MethodFree Ground Shipping (UPS / FedEx)
AssemblyShips Fully Assembled

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Saarinen Tulip Side Chair

Saarinen Tulip Side Chair

Designed in 1956, the Tulip Chair was born out of Saarinen's dissatisfaction with what he called the "slum of legs" under most dining tables. Our Saarinen Tulip Side Chair is inspired by the work of Saarinen and offers an affordable and high quality reproduction of his popular Tulip Chair.

Eero Saarinen is one of the 20th century's most well known and respected designers. He is known for his ability to adapt his style to each specific project, and for designing in terms of setting rather than form. His Tulip Chair is the perfect example of this, as its shape was created to fix what he saw to be a problem in many dining rooms. This chair earned much recognition, receiving the 1969 Museum of Modern Art Award, and remains just as popular today.

The Saarinen Tulip Side Chairs bring this acclaimed design into your home. It works great to add a hint of retro flair to your dining table, or as occasional seating in your living room or home office. The Saarinen Tulip Side Chair is also customizable, enabling you to own a classic that fits in perfectly with your current décor. Its upholstered cushion is available in your choice of leather or fabric, with a great selection of colors to choose from. Its frame is made of fiberglass and met by a painted cast aluminum base.

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Product Reviews: Saarinen Tulip Side Chair

Review Summary
20 Reviews
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100% Recommend this product (20 of 20 responses)
By Faith
Houston, TX
great quality item, poor communication on shipping and took 5 months
May 7, 2019
As with other items i've bought from InMod, the quality is great and design beautiful. There is a small pucker on one of the cushion seams, but not too noticeable and not taking a star off for that. The star taken off was for a) I ordered this item on 12/10/18 and just received on May 2. b) the communication was not good, I did get an email in January saying the production facility was closed for the Chinese New Year (!!) which would cause a delay; c) no more emails, just me visiting the site and asking the chat representative when I could expect delivery (chat feature is good); d) finally got 2-3 more emails once my chairs were on the boat; e) last email stated my item would ship soon, no specifics - then I got an email on May 1 with tracking stating the chair would arrive on May 2. WELL I WAS ON VACATION!! Luckily I have super nice neighbors who had to move two large chair boxes which had been dumped on my front step (no signature required???!!) to a safe place until my return from vacation.
By Linda
Louisville, KY
a definite win!
January 11, 2019
YES!!! THEY ARRIVED!! Completely lived up to my standards in terms of quality and comfort!! Thank you!!
By Max
Santa Ana, CA
dining room update
July 27, 2018
Loved the ability to customize both the shell and cushions! Ultra chic and stylish - updated my dining room on their own!
By Hilary
New Orleans, LA
impressive in black
July 20, 2018
Astonishingly sophisticated in all black, easy to work with when adding other elements and colors in the design, highly recommend to anyone who likes to play with the dynamics in a room
By Elizabeth
New Canaan, CT
top notch!!!
May 22, 2018
TOP NOTCH replica!! Best I've seen so far in person, when you are in a world of design snobs like I am it pays to have a site like this up your sleeve!
By David
Phoenix, AZ
subtle contours in the design - stunning!
March 9, 2018
It's hard to tell from the photos but there are subtle curves and contours in the molded fiberglass seat that are much easier to notice when you receive them in person making these chairs even MORE incredible! - it's a rarity to find chairs with slight nuances especially as one solid piece - highly recommend!
By Alyssa
San Diego, CA
special orders always take a bit longer than i'd like them too...
March 9, 2018
Never know why I always go for the special order items when they always take longer than I want them to - ordered these but couldn't resist changing the seat cushion color on them so i had to wait for them - now that they are here i probably could have just went for the ones that are in stock and more readily available - glad to finally have them
By Steven
Santa Clara, CA
yes!! love that they swivel!
January 24, 2018
What a nice surprise! My chairs just arrived and I was so excited to discover that beyond looking awesome in my kitchen they swivel too! Totally excited to order from Inmod again!
By Jakob
New York, NY
really happy i ordered from here!
December 23, 2017
Blown away by the how AMAZING these are, so much like the original especially for the price, i wasn't sure what to expect but this site rocks! Thank you so much!
By Daniel
Brooklyn, NY
these chairs are awesome, long arrival time but still worth it
December 23, 2017
I thought these were supposed to arrive in 8 to 10 weeks but they took longer than that, i really wanted these specific chairs though and they do look perfect in the dining room though so i'm happy about that
By Ben
Portland, OR
December 23, 2017
Glossy black body with white seat cushion looks incredible together! Even more stunning in person! Love them!
By Thomas
Venice, FL
October 19, 2017
ordered them with the saarinen oval dining table, makes a remarkable combination! thank you!
By Leah
Oakland, CA
August 12, 2017
I purchased 4 of these with the saarinen marble dining table and they look awesome together!! thank you!
By Patrick
Portland, OR
quality reproduction, very satisfied
July 5, 2017
Yes! I'm so thrilled I found a seller with excellent reproductions. This was my first time buying here and as a interior designer, I go for quality first for my clients. I will definitely be coming back for more.
By Dominic
Denver, CO
Fantastic chair at great price
July 1, 2017
Love the chairs. Loved the price. Only issue was that it took well over 12 weeks to get them delivered to us which was a disappointment. If you don't have any relatively urgent need to get these chairs, then definitely worthwhile purchasing
By Carl
Haverstraw, NY
June 17, 2017
purchased 4 of these! they look incredible!
By Olivia
Portland, OR
Happy customer!
May 16, 2017
I love the retro look of these chairs and always have. Really comfortable and look really sharp.
By Martha
Miami, FL
Great product
April 30, 2017
These are quality reproductions. I had been looking for a while and decided to take the plunge. One of the customer service representatives mailed me swatches which was super helpful. I wanted brown but wasn't sure which one would look best. I finally decided and I could not be happier with my purchase!
ProsGreat price and love the upholstery on the cushion.
By J J.
Sparta Il
Saarinen Tulip Side Chair
April 26, 2017
The chairs are absolutely beautiful. The craftsmanship is excellent. The chairs look amazing in my kitchen surrounding my Saarinen table.
I choose the jewelry blue seat covers. The color is true to the color sample on line.
The customer service is amazing. I'd definitely recommend inmod for those who are looking for modern furniture with exceptional quality.
ProsI believe you get excellent products for less than what you would pay from other companies.
By Nancy
Chairs are perfect. Look great in my kitchen!
April 22, 2017
Very satisfied. Chairs were perfect, flawless. I love them. Have been wanting these chairs for 60 years, but the original Knoll chairs were always beyond my pocketbook. I would defy anyone walking into my kitchen to see any difference. Love them.

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Questions & Answers

9 Questions & 9 Answers
rayna gillman
from West Palm Beach, FL asked:
January 27, 2018
Is the upper part of the chair fiberglass? Is there an extra cost for leatherette over fabric? Are these in stock or special order? Does depth measure front of seat to back of chair or just the seat depth? And what is the seat height with the cushion?
1 Answer
The upper part of the chair is fiberglass. There is no upcharge for leatherette. Our leatherette options are made to order, with a lead time of 8-10 weeks. The overall depth is 21 inches, and the seat depth of the cushion is 17 inches. The seat height with the cushion is 18 inches.
Submitted by: Customer Service on February 1, 2018

from Louisville,KY asked:
December 30, 2017
I was wondering about the stability of this type of tulip chair. Would you recommend a different style base for overall stability or are these stable? Do they lean or tip easily? Also, do they swivel?
1 Answer
This is a high quality reproduction of the original design. It has a heavy duty fiberglass seat with an aluminum base. The weight of these materials makes this chair quite sturdy. There are some cheap replicas on the market which are all plastic which will not be sturdy. This chair does have a 360 degree swivel.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 1, 2018

from Suffern, NY asked:
December 28, 2017
Is the cushion removable?
1 Answer
Yes, the cushion on the Saarinen Tulip Side Chair is removable.
Submitted by: Customer Service on December 28, 2017

from Boston, MA asked:
October 22, 2017
The cushion looks quite thick. Is the stated 18 inch seat height measured with the cushion compressed or uncompressed?
1 Answer
The 18 inch seat height is to the top of the seat cushion when it is not compressed.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 23, 2017

from Boston, MA asked:
October 22, 2017
Does the paint on the aluminum base follow the choice of color/finish for the fiberglass shell, i.e. white/black and glossy/matte?
1 Answer
Yes, the paint on the aluminum base will match the type of finish selected, either gloss or matte.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 23, 2017

Christy Anne Latchford
from Cloverdale, CA asked:
October 6, 2017
What is the weight of these chairs? Thank You! Saarinen Tulip Side Chair on sale $279
1 Answer
The weight of the Saarinen Tulip Side Chair is about 28 lbs.
Submitted by: Customer Service on October 10, 2017

from Denver, CO asked:
March 20, 2017
Are the white chairs in the photos matte or glossy?
1 Answer
The Saarinen Tulip Side Chair in white shown in the photographs is in the Matte finish. While the Matte finish still has a slight shine to it, the glossy finish will be very smooth and reflective in all areas of the chair.
Submitted by: Customer Service on March 20, 2017

from Medway, MA asked:
January 15, 2017
What is the weight limit of this fiberglass Tulip side chair?
1 Answer
The weight limit is 300 lbs.
Submitted by: Customer Service on January 16, 2017

James Swauger
from Georgia asked:
August 29, 2015
What is the base of the chair made of, metal or fiberglass/plastic? The shell is fiberglass, is the base that supports it metal?
1 Answer
The base of this chair is made from cast aluminum which is then painted.
Submitted by: Customer Service on August 31, 2015

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